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Tax Free Disaster Preparedness Items – May 27th – June 9th

Posted on: May 30th, 2023 by brent

Here is a list of the full items covered:

  • A portable generator used to provide light or communications or preserve food in the event of a power outage with a sales price of $3,000 or less.
  • A tarpaulin or other flexible waterproof sheeting with a sales price of $100 or less.
  • An item normally sold as, or generally advertised as, a ground anchor system or tie-down kit ith a sales price of $100 or less.
  • A smoke detector or smoke alarm with a sales price of $70 or less.
  • A fire extinguisher with a sales price of $70 or less.
  • A carbon monoxide detector with a sales price of $70 or less.
  • A nonelectric food storage cooler with a sales price of $60 or less.
  • A portable power bank with a sales price of $60 or less.
  • A gas or diesel fuel tank with a sales price of $50 or less.
  • A portable self-powered radio, two-way radio, or weather-band radio with a sales price of $50 or less. A package of AA-cell, AAA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6- volt, or 9-volt batteries, excluding automobile and boat batteries, with a sales price of $50 or less A portable self-powered light source (powered by battery, solar, hand-crank or gas) with a sales price of $40 or less
    • Flashlights
    • Lanterns
    • Candles
    • * Eligible light sources and radios qualify for the exemption even if electrical cords are included in the purchase.
  • Common household consumable items with a sales price of $30 or less. For purposes of this exemption, common household consumable items means:
    • Laundry detergent and supplies
    • Powder, liquid, or pod detergent
    • Fabric softener
    • Dryer sheets
    • Stain removers
    • Bleach
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Paper napkins and tissues
  • Facial tissues
  • Hand soap, bar soap, and body wash
  • Sunscreen and sunblock
  • Dish soap and detergents, including powder, liquid, and pod detergents or rinse agents that can be used in dishwashers
  • Cleaning or disinfecting wipes and sprays
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Trash bags
  • Reusable ice (ice packs) with a sales price of $20 or less
  • Supplies necessary for the evacuation of household pets. For purposes of this exemption, necessary supplies means the noncommercial purchase of:
  • Bags of dry cat or dog food weighing 50 or fewer pounds and with a sales price of $100 or less per bag
  • Portable kennels or pet carriers with a sales price of $100 or less per item
  • Over-the-counter pet medications with a sales price of $100 or less
  • Pet beds with a sales price of $40 or less per item
  • Cat litter weighing 25 or fewer pounds and with a sales price of $25 or less per item
  • Leashes, collars, and muzzles with a sales price of $20 or less per item
  • Pet pads with a sales price of $20 or less per box or package
  • Manual can openers with a sales price of $15 or less per item
  • Collapsible or travel-sized food or water bowls with a sales price of $15 or less per item
  • Cat litter pans with a sales price of $15 or less per item
  • Pet waste disposal bags with a sales price of $15 or less per package
  • Hamster or rabbit substrate with a sales price of $15 or less per package
  • Cans or pouches of wet pet food with a sales price of $10 or less per can or pouch or the equivalent if sold in a box or case

Courtesy of NBCMiami


Hurricane Checklist

Posted on: May 30th, 2023 by brent

1. Charge any device that provides light. Laptops, tablets, cameras, video cameras, and old phones. Old cell phones can still used for dialing 911. Charge external battery back ups.

2. Wash all trash cans, big and small, and fill with water for flushing toilets. Line outdoor trash cans with trash bags, fill with water and store in the garage. Add bleach to sterilize.

3. Fill every tub and sink with water. Cover sinks with Saran Wrap to keep it from collecting dust. Fill washing machine and leave lid up to store water.

4. Fill old empty water bottles and other containers with water and keep near sinks for washing hands.

5. Fill every Tupperware with water and store in freezer. These will help keep food cold longer and serve as a back up water supply.

6. Fill drinking cups with water and cover with Saran Wrap. Store as many as possible in fridge. The rest you can store on the counter and use first before any water bottles are opened. Ice is impossible to find after the storm.

7. Reserve fridge space for storing tap water and keep the sealed water bottles on the counter.

8. Cook any meats in advance and other perishable foods. You can freeze cooked food. Hard boil eggs for snacks for first day without power.

9. Be well hydrated before the storm hits and avoid salty foods that make you dehydrated.

10. Wash all dirty clothes and bed sheets. Anything dirty will smell without the A/C, you may need the items, and with no A/C, you’ll be sweating a lot. You’re going to want clean sheets.

11. Toss out any expiring food, clean cat litter boxes, empty all trash cans in the house, including bathrooms. Remove anything that will cause an odor when the A/C is off. If you don’t have a trash day pickup before the storm, find a dumpster.

12. Bring in any yard decor, secure anything that will fly around, secure gates, bring in hoses, potted plants, etc. Bring in patio furniture and grills.

13. Clean your environment so you have clear, easy escape routes. Even if that means temporarily moving furniture to one area.

14. Scrub all bathrooms so you are starting with a clean odor free environment. Store water filled trash cans next to each toilet for flushing.

15. Place everything you own that is important and necessary in a backpack or small file box that is easy to grab. Include your wallet with ID, phone, hand sanitizer, snacks, etc. Get plastic sleeves for important documents.

16. Make sure you have cash on hand.

17. Stock up on pet food and fill up bowls of water for pets.

18. Refill any medications. Most insurance companies allow for 2 emergency refills per year.

19. Fill your propane tanks. You can heat soup cans, boil water, make coffee, and other stuff besides just grilling meat. Get an extra, if possible.

20. Drop your A/C in advance and lower temperatures in your fridges.

21. Gather all candles, flashlights, lighters, matches, batteries, and other items and keep them accessible.

22. Clean all counters in advance. Start with a clean surface. Buy Clorox Wipes for cleaning when there is no power. Mop your floors and vacuum. If power is out for 10 days, you’ll have to live in the mess you started with.

23. Pick your emergency safe place such as a closet under the stairs. Store the items you’ll need in that location for the brunt of the storm. Make a hand fan for when the power is out.

24. Shower just before the storm is scheduled to hit.

25. Keep baby wipes next to each toilet. Don’t flush them. It’s not the time to risk clogging your toilet!

26. Run your dishwasher, don’t risk having dirty smelly dishes and you need every container for water! Remember you’ll need clean water for brushing your teeth, washing yourself, and cleaning your hands.

27. Put a small suitcase in your car in case you decide to evacuate. Also put at least one jug of water in your car. It will still be there if you don’t evacuate! You don’t need to store all water in the house. Remember to pack for pets as well.

28. Check on all family members, set up emergency back up plans, and check on elderly neighbors.

29. Remember, pets are family too. Take them with you!

30. Before the storm, unplug all electronics. There will be power surges during and after the storm.

31. Gas up your car and have a spare gas container for your generator or your car when you run out.

32. Get LED Lanterns… They last a LONG TIME and are super bright 

If you can, take a video of your house and contents….walk room to room–open cabinets/drawers and closets. This will help if you need to make a claim later. It will show proof of items and help you list all the items (help your memory, so you don’t forget anything)…I highly recommend!!!

I also heard you should freeze a cup of water, place a coin on top after it is frozen…keep this in your freezer to help you gauge the temperature if the power goes out. If the coin stays on top, the food is staying frozen. If the coin falls into the water, the freezer thawed out and most food will likely need to be thrown away. This is super helpful is you have to leave and come back, as it may appear everything is still frozen, but if the coin is in the cup–you will know!!

Finally, anything that you want to try and preserve, but you can’t take with you—place it in a plastic bin and put in your dishwasher, lock the door—this should make it water tight in case of any water intrusion into your home. But of course, take all the important/irreplaceable items you can!!

Stay Safe everyone!

Walker Hayes at The Wharf – June 24th

Posted on: May 26th, 2023 by Jordan Glass

Walker Hayes is bringing the Duck Buck Tour to The wharf on June 24th! Tickets are on sale now and available at The Wharf box office.

Show starts at 6:30

Listen to win Truck Loads of Tickets or buy them here

Jason Aldean at the Wharf – August 26

Posted on: May 12th, 2023 by brent

Jason AldeanJason Aldean brings The Highway Desperado tour to the Wharf in Orange Beach on August 26th!

Jason will be joined by special guests Mitchell Tenpenny, Corey Kent, and Dee Jay Silver

Listen to win Truck Loads of Tickets on Cat Country 98.7

Tickets are available through TicketMaster.

Win Truck Loads of Tickets

Posted on: May 7th, 2023 by brent

Truck Loads of Tickets is back in Cat Country …. It’s National Concert Week (Through May 16th)… You can pick your show at the Wharf.  Listen for Ticket Times with Brent and Mel at 7:20 week day mornings…  This week.

We havetickets to great shows at the wharf including…
  • James Taylor on June 15, 
  • Koe Wetzel on June 2nd.   

You can buy $25 Seats to these shows and more at the Wharf.  Go to for more. 


Once all the tickets for a particular artist are picked they are no longer available… Who do you want to see?  

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Download the APP – Register to Win $500 and CMA Fest Tickets

Posted on: April 29th, 2023 by brent

The new Cat Country 98.7 App is ready!  You could win $500 and two (2) Four-Night Nissan Stadium passes for CMA Fest. Please note the Four-Night pass also gives the winner access to Fan Fair X in Music City Center

Download your App Here:

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CMA Fest

Redesigned and your Control Center for Music. Get alerts when songs you want to hear are on.  Let us know what you think… You can vote Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down.  Flash Contests mean more ways to win… Tickets, Fly Aways and $500 a month just for using the App.  

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Cat Country wins 5th ACM Station of the Year Award

Posted on: April 25th, 2023 by brent




NASHVILLE, TN (April 25, 2023) – The Academy of Country Music® revealed today the winners of the ACM Radio Awards for the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards™, taking place Thursday, May 11, 2023 at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX. The announcement was posted on the Academy’s official social media pages with the help of numerous artists, including ACM Award nominees Lainey Wilson and Priscilla Block. The two-hour show will stream live without commercial interruption exclusively on Prime Video in 240 countries and territories worldwide for the second year in a row. Last year, the 57th ACM Awards made history as the first major awards show to livestream exclusively.

WYCT-FM in Pensacola, FL both takes home their 5th total ACM Awards for Small Market Radio Station of the Year.

“The Academy congratulates all of our ACM Awards radio winners for championing the artists that make up the soundtrack of Country fans’ lives,” said Academy of Country Music CEO Damon Whiteside. “Country radio has always been and continues to be one of the most important ways for today’s favorite artists to connect with fans, and for fans to find up-and-coming acts to fall in love with. We can’t wait to celebrate these stellar Country radio personalities and stations in Frisco leading up to the ACM Awards on Prime Video on May 11.”

Below is a complete list of the Radio Award winners for the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards:


  • NATIONAL DAILY – Big D, Bubba, Patrick Thomas, Carsen | The Big D and Bubba Show
  • NATIONAL WEEKLY Elaina Smith | With Elaina
  • MAJOR MARKET – George, Mo and Erik | The Morning Bullpen with George, Mo, and Erik – KILT – Houston, TX
  • LARGE MARKET – Big Dave, Stattman & Ashley | The Big Dave Show – WUBE – Cincinnati, OH
  • MEDIUM MARKET – Julie Kansy and Dale Sellers | Julie and DJ in the Morning – WPCV – Lakeland, FL
  • SMALL MARKET – Steve Waters and Tiffany Kay | Steve & Tiffany in the Morning – WFLS – Fredericksburg, VA


  • MAJOR MARKET – KKBQ – Houston, Texas
  • LARGE MARKET – WSIX – Nashville, Tennessee
  • MEDIUM MARKET – WIVK – Knoxville, Tennessee
  • SMALL MARKET – WYCT – Pensacola, Florida


The 58th ACM Awards®, dubbed “country music’s party of the year,” will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced in the coming days. For more information, visit You can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook, follow on Twitter at @ACMawards, follow on Instagram at @ACMawards and sign up for the FREE ACM A-List for more immediate updates.


The 58th Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by country music icons Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, will stream live on Prime Video and without commercial interruption in 240 countries and territories worldwide, on Thursday, May 11, 2023, 8:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. CST/5:00 p.m. PST from the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX. A limited number of tickets are still available for purchase on SeatGeek.


A full database of previous Academy of Country Music Awards nominations and winners can be found on the Academy of Country Music website in the “Winners Search” section found here.


The 58th Academy of Country Music Awards is produced by Dick Clark Productions, with Raj Kapoor, Barry Adelman and Fonda Anita serving as executive producers of the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards. Damon Whiteside is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music. Patrick Menton is co-executive producer. For more information, log or


About the Academy of Country Music

Founded in Southern California in 1964 as a regional trade organization, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) has grown in the almost-60 years since into a leading association for the country music industry. Now headquartered in Nashville, TN and boasting record-high membership of nearly 5,000 nationwide, the Academy serves as a powerhouse advocate for country fans, artists, and all facets of the business, as well as a supporter of philanthropic work through charitable partner ACM LIFTING LIVES, dedicated to improving lives through the power of music and providing aid in times of need, with a focus on health initiatives. 2023 looks to be another monumental year for the Academy, with the ACM Awards returning to Texas on May 11 and streaming live for a global audience on Prime Video, still the only major awards show to livestream. The Academy also remains relentlessly committed to creating a more inclusive environment for underrepresented groups in country music, from the boardroom to the stage, and over the last year has launched both ACM LEVel Up, a two-year professional development and enrichment curriculum for rising leaders, and OnRamp, a guaranteed income program for Black members of the Nashville music community, in partnership with the Black Music Action Coalition. For more information, log onto or


For more information on the 58th ACM Awards, like the Academy of Country Music on Facebook, follow the Academy on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok, all at @ACMawards, and sign up for the FREE ACM A-List for all the latest news and updates in your email inbox.

Air Design Fan

Posted on: April 3rd, 2023 by brent

Sam Hunt at the Wharf on July 21

Posted on: March 12th, 2023 by brent

Sam Hunt at the Wharf

The Cat welcomes Sam Hunt with Brett Young and Lily Rose to the Wharf!



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Lewis Bear Jr. Remembrance

Posted on: March 3rd, 2023 by brent

Cat Country 98.7 · In Remembrance of Lewis Bear Jr.